Finding A Home In Americana
Ezra Vancil's solo era began on the day he bought a whiteboard and filmed a confession of his deepest feelings, crimes, and mistakes to strangers on the downtown streets of Dallas, Tx. This scene and video (A Song Before I Go) describes who Ezra is as a person a performer and an artist—rare and authentic.
Artist Rack called his latest release, You, “…A TESTAMENT TO A SENSE OF AUTHENTICITY”, And Sidestage Magazine calls it “…A FIVE-STAR MASTERPIECE FOR SURE.”
While in the past he has performed and recorded in several indie-rock bands Vancil has now found a sense of connection within the community of Americana artists. His life experiences shared in song can be serious and contemplative - touching on themes of addiction, depression, divorce—but Vancil chronicles his own escape from darkness with expressions of hope and love of life that are both inspiring and healing with songs that JPSMUSICBLOG calls "HEART-WARMING GEMS THAT WILL TURN YOU INTO AN INSTANT FAN.”
COVID had a serendipitous role to play in Ezra's new album, The Family Songbook, which will be available Oct 10, 2020. A 12 song album that began exploring his relationships to his family turned into an album made by family. Ezra was in the midst of recording the new album when lockdowns went into place. With studio connections to his band becoming impossible, he invited his then 12-year-old daughter into the home studio, who also has the musical spark, to help him complete it. In the end, they co-wrote and recorded several songs and Cozi Vancil will make her debut appearance on the album and in performances later this year.
“HIS MUSIC IS BOTH LIBERATING AND FULFILLING FOR NOT ONLY HIM, BUT ALSO FOR LISTENERS"
Vancil's mission of creating music pointed directly at the heart has been well received by fans that kept him in back to back home concerts from 2018 to 2020. He is currently rehearsing with a new band for shows in late 2020 and completing an EP with his daughter Cozi Vancil due in 2021. https://youtube.com/ezravancilhttps://instagram.com/ezravancilhttps://facebook.com/ezravancilmusic